Friday, April 19, 2024

UPDATED Number 1 on iTunes? Surprise! Kygo’s Remix of Tina Turner’s 1984 Classic “What’s Love Got to Do with It”


UPDATE WEDS JULY 22 11:33am: “What’s Love Got to Do with It” hung on for quite a bit at number 1. It’s number 2 this morning. But it’s all sales– about 25,000 so far, a third of it from streaming. If radio stations pick it up, then it will really stick.

Go figure.

Kygo’s remix of Tina Turner’s 1984 classic hit, “What’s Love Got to Do With It” is number 1 on iTunes.

On Friday and Saturday the total including streaming came to 14,000 copies. For the same period, DJ Khaled’s “Popstar” sold 40,000.

This means that on Sunday and Monday, the Kygo/Tina track zoomed. We’ll see the numbers for Sunday later on today.

I’m shocked. But everyone loves Tina. And Kygo showed last summer that he had the golden touch with Whitney Houston’s “Higher Love.”

Will this last? Will Kygo and Tina make it through the week? We’ll see. But nothing lasts anymore. We take it as it comes!

Hey, maybe it’s the steamy video they shot for the new version:

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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